Colin Kaepernick hasn’t been amazing this year. But on Sunday, he was the epitome of amazing.
Kaepernick threw for 164 yards and a touchdown and ran for two scores, powering the 49ers to a 42-10 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Jacksonville played terribly in London, but the 49ers didn’t. Frank Gore also scored twice, with Dan Skuta rounding out the scoring with a fumble recovery and touchdown.
Kaepernick averaged 10.3 yards per attempt and while his quarterbacking stats weren’t eye-popping, they were good. He managed the game effectively and powered the 49ers to their fifth straight win.
San Francisco now has a bye week and it can go in feeling good about being 6-2. It has dominated lately and the Jaguars were the latest victim.
Jacksonville picked up yardage but couldn’t score, as Chad Henne threw just one touchdown (to Mike Brown). It wasn’t even close to enough.
No 49er picked up a sack or an interception, but the defense didn’t break. NaVorro Bowman led the way with 10 tackles.
San Francisco is likely to enter the bye week a game behind the Seattle Seahawks, but it is keeping pace. If it keeps winning, it could definitely win the division. The Niners have been hot lately, and this win over the Jaguars may not mean much, but they’re certainly on pace to a great finish. Hopefully, they will be able to overtake the Hawks.